At Venterra, we own and manage 49 apartment communities in 14 US cities that provide housing to over 26,000 people and 12,000 pets. We are commited to improving the lives of our residents by delivering an industry leading customer experience.
How to Get Hired
We asked Venterra Realty Management Company for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Our Core Values are responsible for shaping an environment where employees love coming to work every day and where they can make a difference. We look for these values in our candidates and it is very important that our candidates possess each of our Core Values. Venterra’s Core Values include Honesty and Integrity, Humility, Never Ending Pursuit of Excellence, Team First, Candor and Openness, Respect and Unparalleled Service Excellence. These values have been in place from the earliest days of our organization and are our guiding principles. As our CEO John Foresi says, “It’s ok if you don’t live these values, you just can’t work here.”
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
We believe that skills can be trained so our primary interest is determining whether there is a great culture fit. As such, we look for candidates who speak candidly about their past experiences, what is important to them today and their future aspirations. These candid conversations are critical in allowing us to assess whether there is a great fit between a candidate’s personal values and our core values. Something we have found to be a common element of successful candidates are those who truly “Want to Make a Difference”, both as it relates to impacting the lives of customers and their co-workers and in helping drive positive change in their surroundings. Our success is rooted in a never ending pursuit of excellence that we believe is best achieved if you can bring together a passionate group of people that have shared values and who really want to make a difference.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
In the next year, we are focusing on recruiting maintenance professionals. According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of these skilled-trade professionals is projected to grow 9% from 2012 - 2022. We are under additional pressure as we operate in US cities with booming construction and trade industries that are constantly looking for skilled workers, and apartment maintenance personal are prime targets. As this demand continues to grow, it will not only become more challenging to find skilled-trade workers with the right skills, but also those that encompass the characteristics and values that are important to us. We’ve entrusted our maintenance employees to take care of our residents’ homes and they are often the reason why our residents stay at our communities, so it’s important that we continue to attract the top talent in the industry.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
We encourage anyone interested in finding out more about the company to read what our employees say about us on www.Glassdoor.com. The direct feedback from our employees can help candidates identify if they are a good fit for us & what to expect when you work at Venterra. We also encourage candidates to visit our blog at jobs.venterra.com and sign up for our updates in "The Venterra Skinny." From our current job openings to information on training and employee perks, our blog provides a transparent look at a career with Venterra. We also encourage candidates to read the amazing stories of how our employees are creating memorable moments in the lives of their team members and our residents in our WOW book which is also available for purchase on Amazon.com. Candidates can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.